Alibi V.28 No.24 • June 13-19, 2019 
Zack Quintero

On Assignment

Things Are About to Heat Up

City Council election gathers steam

Weekly Alibi examines and analyzes the City Council candidates receiving public financing in this year’s upcoming municipal election.
Albuquerque and the surrounding planet

Editorial

A Deafening Silence

Past is future and future is now

Former Mayor Martin Chavez’ belief that a lack of consequences are to blame for the high crime rate—and consequently the show of force—seems simplistic for a man who once led this city into the 21st century.
The News Monkey

Newscity

A plan to store nuclear waste in an interim facility has met resistance from governor; ACLU is calling on authorities to block the construction of a private border wall in Sunland Park; dairy farmers in Bosque are trying to halt plans to run a massive power line across their lands.
Odds and Ends

Odds & Ends

Funny because being heartlessly denied the use of a communal scrotum dryer happens to someone else.

Letters

The readers write in about “militant” gays and a local dearth of “fire and brimstone.”

EVENT HORIZON ()

Backyard Science Series

A Gathering of Naturalists

Bernalillo County Open Space is hosting a series of livestreamed gardening events on the Bachechi Open Space Facebook page. On Saturday, August 8 starting at 2pm, A Gathering of Naturalists will have a panel discussion with members of the county’s master naturalist program about what a naturalist is, what they do, what projects they work on and some interesting facts about our metro area’s Open Space gems. This open to all-ages free discussion will include how the field of environmental conservation is evolving in an era of change due to the global COVID pandemic, social justice and the climate emergency. Not your style? Then what about on Saturday, August 22 at 2pm you check out a virtual field trip to look for the tracks and signs of wildlife that are found in our uniquely beautiful urban forest we call the Rio Grande Bosque. The virtual tour will be led by Michael Cox, a member of the county’s naturalist program and a volunteer at the Sandia Mountain Natural History Center. This free field trip is suitable for all ages of bug and critter trackers. For more info log on to www.bernco.gov/openspace.

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